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ERNESTO KLAR Solo Exhibition at Postmasters Gallery in NYC

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Ernesto Klar’s first solo exhibition at Postmasters Gallery in New York City will open on March 7th 2015. The solo exhibition will feature the first public showing of Klar’s completed long-term project Invisible Disparities.


ERNESTO KLAR
Invisible Disparities

March 7 – April 18, 2015
Reception Saturday, March 7, 5:30-8pm

Postmasters Gallery
54 Franklin Street
New York City, NY 10013
U.S.A.

Postmasters is pleased to present Invisible Disparities, a multi-faceted project of Venezuelan artist Ernesto Klar. Truly epic in its scope, Invisible Disparities proposes an experimental montage of cultural history, a reading of temporality in our material world.

In 2011, Ernesto Klar embarked on a three-year journey to collect dust from around the world. He began by selecting locations – forty of them – where a plurality of histories, times, and potentialities physically co-exist within their man-made infrastructural elements. Locations range from well-known to unfamiliar historical sites, from ancient sites to “contemporary past” sites. The West Bank, Rwanda, Hiroshima, Hollywood, Athens, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Warsaw, Petra, Moscow, Dhaka, Havana, Sydney, and Ho Chi Minh City are among them. Klar traveled to each location to collect, store, and archive its dust. These processes are methodically documented on video, where the artist is seen always wearing the same uniform and using a portable duster to vacuum the dust. This performative action, the actual vacuuming of dust, represents for the artist “a centrifugal gesture that instigates, both literally and metaphorically, the convergence of disparate temporal, historical, and material relationships.” After having collected dust at all sites, the artist created a sculpture by mixing together and then fusing the dust under intense heat. Klar refers to the resulting sculptural work as one anthropic rock, or a man-made rock, in which “invisible disparities join one another and transmute into new matter.” Separately, Klar has created an artist book that archives individual dust samples for every site in hermetically sealed glass vials. All forty videos, anthropic rock and the book will be on view.

Ernesto Klar is a Venezuelan artist living between Caracas and New York City. His works have been included in recent exhibitions at Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst in Unna, Germany; La Gaite Lyrique in Paris, France; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago, Chile; FILE Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuela; and Microwave Festival in Hong Kong. His awards include the Artist Fellowship in Electronic Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Individual Artist Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, among others. Recent participation at art residencies include FAAP in São Paulo, Brazil; WAA in Mumbai, India; Maumau in Istanbul, Turkey; and HKAC in Hong Kong. Klar holds an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, and a BMD from Berklee College of Music. He is a faculty member at Parsons School of Design and The New School for Film and Media Studies in New York City.

Postmasters Gallery
located at 54 Franklin Street in Tribeca
Tuesday through Saturday 11 – 6 pm
with Thursday hours extended to 8pm
Please contact Magdalena Sawon or
Paulina Bebecka with
questions and image requests
postmasters@thing.net
www.postmastersart.com
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INVISIBLE DISPARITIES at Contemporary Istanbul

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CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL ART FAIR
Maumau, booth LK809
November 13-16, 2014
Istanbul, Turkey

A work-in-progress exhibition of Invisible Disparities is currently on view at Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, in the Maumau Arts Initiative booth. The exhibition includes a selection of videos and photographs from twenty-two sites from around the world. Maumau Arts Initiative supported the Istanbul segment of Invisible Disparities through their art residency program.

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INVISIBLE DISPARITIES at Salón Banesco Jóvenes con Fia XVII in CARACAS

FERIA IBEROAMERICANA DE ARTE SALON JOVENES BANESCO/FIA XVII
“Construcciones identitarias: cuerpo, memoria y lugar”
September 11 – October 18, 2014
Caracas, Venezuela

Ernesto Klar participates in the group exhibition “Identity Constructions: Body, Memory, and Place” curated by Ruth Auerbach for Salón Banesco Jóvenes con Fia XVII in Caracas, Venezuela. The exhibition features a work-in-progress selection of videos and photographs from Invisible Disparities. You can read exhibition essays and view images in the exhibition catalog embedded above.

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ERNESTO KLAR at WAA Artist Residency in MUMBAI, INDIA

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For two weeks in June 2014, Ernesto Klar will be an artist resident at What About Art? (WAA) International Artist Residency, one of the few arts residencies in Mumbai, India. The program provides individual studio space, accommodation, professional networking opportunities for artists and curators. WAA supported the India segment of Ernesto Klar’s Invisible Disparities project.

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ERNESTO KLAR at Maumau Art Residency in ISTANBUL

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For two weeks in August 2013, Ernesto Klar is participating as resident artist at Maumau Artist Residency in the Cukurcuma district of Beyoğlu in Istanbul, Turkey. The program is designed to accommodate and provide production space for artists, writers, curators and researchers. Maumau supported the Turkey segment of Ernesto Klar’s Invisible Disparities project.

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ERNESTO KLAR Artist Talk at Campus in Camps in PALESTINE

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July 22nd, 2013 at 2:00pm
ERNESTO KLAR, Artist Talk and Group Discussion
Campus in Camps
Dheisheh Refugee Camp
Bethlehem, Palestine

Ernesto Klar will present and discuss the Palestine segment of his work-in-progress Invisible Disparities with the participants of Campus in Camps at the Phoenix Center in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, Palestine. Campus in Camps is an experimental educational platform for socially engaged projects in Palestinian Refugee Camps. The initiative engages young motivated Palestinian refugees in a two-year program dealing with new forms of visual and cultural representation of refugee camps after more than 60 years of displacement. Campus in Camps provided logistical support for the Palestine segment of Ernesto Klar’s Invisible Disparities project.

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Open Studio at ARTIST HOMEBASE in HONG KONG

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Sunday July 7th, 2013 • 13:00-18:00
Artist Home Base – Artist Residency
5 Wing Lee Street, Unit 2
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Ernesto Klar is participating at Artist Home Base in Hong Kong, an artist residency initiative of the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Urban Renewal Authority, where he has been working on the Hong Kong segment of his work-in-progress Invisible Disparities. Klar’s art residency is sponsored by Microwave Festival. On Sunday July 7th from 13:00-18:00, Ernesto Klar will host an open studio. This event is free and open to the public.

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ERNESTO KLAR artist talk in TOKYO, JAPAN

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TAG.PROJECTS 2013-2014 no 03, TOKYO, JP

June 21st, 2013 • 17:00-19:00
Lecture: Ernesto Klar, Invisible Disparities
Tamagawa University, Univ. Building 3-102
Tamagawa-gakuen 6-1-1, Machida
Tokyo, Japan

Ernesto Klar will present his research and artistic practice as well as discuss with attendees the Japan segment of Invisible Disparities. This event is free and open to the public. Contact info: visual [at] art.tamagawa.ac.jp / phone +81-42-739-8119

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Open Studios at FAAP ARTIST RESIDENCY in SÃO PAULO

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Open Studios at the FAAP Artist Residency in São Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11am-3pm. Sunday studio visits are also possible by appointment. Ernesto Klar will show his work-in-progress Invisible Disparities.

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INVISIBLE DISPARITIES selected for FAAP ARTIST RESIDENCY in SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

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Ernesto Klar’s Invisible Disparities has been selected for the Fundacão Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) Artist Residency program in Såo Paulo, Brazil. Ernesto Klar will be working on multiple aspects of the project throughout the four-month residency period (February-June 2013.)

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ERNESTO KLAR finalist for MENDOZA AWARD in VENEZUELA

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Ernesto Klar is one of eleven Venezuelan artists nominated for the 12th edition of the “Premio Eugenio Mendoza” (Eugenio Mendoza Award) curated by Diana López for the Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuela. The exhibition of the artists’ submissions opened on February 3rd at the Sala Mendoza and runs until April 14, 2013. Participating artists: Suwon Lee, Oscar Abraham, Lucía Pizzani, Ernesto Klar, Juan Pablo Garza, Iván Candeo, Starsky Brines, Irene Bou, Ana Alenso, Emilio Narciso and Mairyseth Vargas.

MORE INFO:
[spanish] http://www.el-nacional.com/escenas/Premio-Eugenio-Mendoza-convoca-nuevo_0_128989842.html
[english] http://www.artnexus.com/Notice_View.aspx?DocumentID=25213

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ERNESTO KLAR at MICROWAVE in HONG KONG

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November 10, 2012 – November 18, 2012
MICROWAVE INTERNATIONAL NEW MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
http://microwavefest.net/festival2012

Ernesto Klar will participate in the artist symposium and will give a workshop about his latest work-in-progress “Invisible Disparities”:
http://microwavefest.net/festival2012/#!/workshop
http://microwavefest.net/festival2012/#!/artist_symposium

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“CONVERGENZE PARALLELE” at ZENTRUM für INTERNATIONALE LICHTKUNST in GERMANY

October 27, 2012 – April 7, 2013  NOW EXTENDED UNTIL April 28th, 2013
LICHT LINIEN | LIGHT LINES
(un)wirklich | (un)real
Centre for International Light Art Unna
Lindenplatz 1, 59423, Unna, Germany

http://www.lichtkunst-unna.de/ausstellungen/2012-licht-linien
http://www.lichtkunst-unna.de/en/exhibitions/2012-light-line

Participating artists: Li Hui, Ernesto Klar, Stephan Reusse and the one time artist group consisting of Wolfgang Bittner, Yoko Seyama, Lyndsey Housden and Jeroen Uyttendaele. In addition to the “LIGHT LINES” temporary exhibition, the museum permanent collection features site-specific artworks by Rebecca Horn, Mario Merz, James Turrell, Christina Kubisch, François Morellet and Olafur Eliasson, among others.

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ERNESTO KLAR at BVAM 2012 in CHILE


“Luzes relacionais” is part of the Biennial of Video and New Media Art (BVAM) at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Santiago, Chile. The biennial runs from January 10-22, 2012.
MORE INFO [Spanish only]: http://www.artishock.cl/2011/12/deus-ex-media-eje-curatorial-de-la-bienal-de-video-y-artes-mediales/

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“LUZES RELACIONAIS” at POSTMASTERS GALLERY in NYC


“Luzes relacionais” will be part of “Play Station”, a group show curated by Marcin Ramocki and Paul Slocum at Postmasters Gallery in New York City. December 8-22, 2011.
MORE INFO: http://www.postmastersart.com/archive/playstation11/playstation11direct.html

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“LUZES RELACIONAIS” at VIDEO_DUMBO 2011 in NYC


“Luzes relacionais” was part of the exhibition “Quasi Cinema” at the 2011 edition of Video_Dumbo / Dumbo Arts Festival. The exhibition, curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy, included works by Adam Bartholl, Ken Jacobs, and Andy Graydon, among other artists. From the festival’s website: “Quasi Cinema is a term that Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica coined in 1973 in reference to his experiments with film, slide projections, and new modes of cinematic reception. His ongoing series pursued the challenging attempt to distill the essence of cinema into a cinematic imaginary. The featured works in this exhibition are taking this concept as the outset for new arguments – some express this concept in media other than that of cinema itself, others re-appropropriate and “misuse” the primary functionality (and inherent poetics) of film projection.”
MORE INFO: http://www.videodumbo.org/11-video-installations.html

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ERNESTO KLAR at LA GAITE LYRIQUE in PARIS

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“Convergenze parallele” will be part of The Creators Project Festival at La Gaîté lyrique, a new art space in Paris (France) that just reopened this March as an international cultural institution dedicated to digital arts and new music. The event will take place from June 9th to June 11th, 2011.
More info: 
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/the-creators-project-at-the-gaîté-lyrique-the-installations
Photo : Steve Wells

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“LUZES RELACIONAIS” at ARTROCK 2011 in FRANCE

“Luzes relacionais” will be part of the interactive art exhibition of the Art Rock 2011 festival in Saint-Brieuc (Cotes D’Armor, France) from June 7th to June 13th, 2011.
MORE INFO: http://www.artrock.org/programme/accueil-programme/217548/exposition-d-art-numerique/index.php5?jour=jour1

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“EL NACIONAL: Doce venezolanos que brillaron en 2010”

“Todo en Domingo”, the Sunday magazine of the Venezuelan daily newspaper “El Nacional”, featured Ernesto Klar as one of twelve internationally distinguished Venezuelans for the year 2010. Read the original article (only available in Spanish.) (more…)

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“LUZES RELACIONAIS” at FILE POA 2011 in BRAZIL

The Porto Alegre edition of the FILE Festival 2011 is currently taking place at Santander Cultural until February 27th, 2011. “Relational Lights” is one of sixteen installations exhibited at FILE POA 2011.
MORE INFO: http://www.file.org.br

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“LUZES RELACIONAIS” at 3LD in NYC

ERNESTO KLAR: RELATIONAL LIGHTS
December 15 – 21 December 2010
3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street, NYC
Gallery Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM and by appointment
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 15th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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“LUZES RELACIONAIS” AWARDED SHARE PRIZE 2010!


Video of the Share Festival opening night and award ceremony. Bruce Sterling announces the awards.
MORE INFO: href=”http://www.toshare.it

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SHARE FESTIVAL 2010 INTERVIEWS ERNESTO KLAR

Original post href=”http://www.toshare.it/?p=3457&lang=en

– Could you tell us about how you came to be interested in media art?
It happened while I was working as a musician in the nineties. At the time I was primarily composing and performing experimental music with my own chamber group (the Klaresque Ensemble). Towards the end of the nineties, I started to explore computer music, and it was then that I became very interested in the interactive, participatory, and generative capacities of digital technologies. I gradually stopped writing and performing music, and resituated my practice from performance-oriented works to installation-based works. (more…)

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EL PEZ ELECTRICO INTERVIEWS ERNESTO KLAR


Original post: http://www.elpezelectrico.com/?p=774

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Ernesto Klar creció en Venezuela y actualmente Vive en Nueva York. Trabaja con nuevos medios y en la última edición de FILE Sao Paulo presentó Luces Relacionales, una instalación lumínica interactiva. Esta obra es un homenaje al trabajo de la artista brasilera Lygia Clark. (more…)

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REVIEW: furtherfield – Open Access

Complete review http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=407

[review excerpt ]

In general terms, the award categories at media art festivals have been subject to change as the creative uses of technology evolved during the last decades. The FILE PRIX LUX has the advantage of being created at a time in which it can be relatively safe to set up a few broad categories that cover most of the forms of combining art and technology. (more…)

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SHORTLIST SHARE PRIZE 2010

“Luzes relacionais” has been selected as a finalist for the Share Prize 2010 in Turin, Italy.
Official press release: http://www.toshare.it/?page_id=2090&lang=en

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TAGR.TV INTERVIEWS ERNESTO KLAR

Original post http://tagr.tv/2010/relational-lights-file-festival-2010

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“LUZES RELACIONAIS” AWARDED FILE PRIX LUX!


Ernesto Klar’s “Luzes relacionais” has been awarded the first prize of the FILE PRIX LUX in the Interactive Art category! Read more and watch the awards ceremony. (more…)

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SHARE FESTIVAL 2009 INTERVIEWS ERNESTO KLAR

Original post http://www.toshare.it/?p=1434&lang=en

– What role does digital art play in representing complexity and chaos?
Addressing the digital in art rather than Digital art as a category, I would say that a role that the digital plays in art is that of the “(re)presenter” of complexity and chaos. In other words, when used in an artistic context, (more…)

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COOLHUNTING INTERVIEWS ERNESTO KLAR


A project of the Bushwick Art Project, BAP Lab is a curated, one-day event (just over 14 hours to be exact) that brings together over 80 different new media artists, musicians, performers, DJs, and visual artists in Brooklyn. On 22 July 2006 the second annual BAP Lab took place in a 20,000 square-square foot warehouse (more…)

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